Where will my website be hosted?
You own every aspect of your website once it’s designed and you are welcome to have it hosted anywhere you’d like. Our preferred website hosting provider is Go-Daddy. We’ll set up your account, register your domain name, and hosting all as part of our website design package.
Will I be able to edit my website?
Absolutely! Our preferred website platform is WordPress. WordPress makes it easy to edit your text, update your images and add new blog posts. If you can use Microsoft Word, you can edit your website in WordPress.
Can my website sell products? Can I have an online store?
Our preferred website platform, WordPress, makes it easy to add functionality to your site using “plug-ins”. Woo-commerce, the most popular e-commerce plug-in creates beautiful, functional and easy to use online stores.
How much does a website cost?
Our website design projects range from $800-$2,000 depending on the number of pages and required functionality. Basic 5 page websites range $800-$1,200. E-commerce (Online Stores) and Real Estate IDX websites range $1,200-$2,000.
WordPress Website Platform:
All of our websites are designed using the WordPress Platform. WordPress is the most widely used website platform world wide. It is used by all types of businesses and offers unlimited functionality. From e-commerce shopping carts, IDX real real estate listings and search, Event Management, Auto Blogging, Custom Software Integration, you dream it, we can make it happen with WordPress. Check out our website examples below showcasing the unlimited potential WordPress has to offer.
What our clients like about WordPress:
- When website is complete, they can update the content themselves
- Easily Edit Text
- Add New Blog Posts
- Add New Products
- Add images to a Gallery
- No Monthly Fee and No Software to Purchase
- No Previous Knowledge of HTML Coding
We love WordPress and we know you will too.
Our Four Phased Approach to Web Development:
- Phase 1 – Create a basic website, establish a presence of your business in social media
- Phase 2 – Define a content development strategy, create valuable content and start sending newsletters
- Phase 3 – Use online and offline advertising and multimedia; improve your search engines visibility
PHASE 1: Basic Website
Our first priority is to establish a basic web presence through the creation of a website and social media accounts. The website will consist of all necessary pages to properly represent your company any services. The website template will be flexible for future expansion, and will be the first step in establishing consistent brand styles.
Also included in construction of the website is our favorite Content Management System, WordPress. This will allow the Client to update page content using a simple word processing-style interface, without requiring knowledge of advanced web code.
The website will require setup of a hosting account, which provides the servers where the website will live in addition to email accounts. A domain name may also need to be purchased if that has not been done yet. Setup of the hosting account and installation of the website by the Designer is included in the estimate. However, initial and ongoing subscription fees for hosting services will be billed by the hosting vendor directly to the Client.
PHASE 2: Content and Newsletter
After the website is up and running, there is an opportunity to build and engage an audience by expanding website content to include frequently updated editorial content.
Newsletter A template for a regular email newsletter can be set up in a bulk emailing service such as Constant Contact or MailChimp. Past newsletters may be archived on the website.
For the sake of economy and flexibility in posting different types of article, it is recommended a blog system be used for free content.
PHASE 3: Multimedia, Advertising and SEOMultimedia content
Content offerings can be expanded with video and audio content. We can assist you with the creation of YouTube Videos, How To or FAQ’s.
Options for online and traditional media advertising and marketing will be explored.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Though the website will be built for maximum compatibility with search engines such as Google and Bing, there is an opportunity for advanced Search Engine Optimization to fine-tune content and site structure for better search exposure.